Want Summer Style Points? Wear Contrast Color Lining

With Memorial Day weekend now behind us, summer is ready to begin in earnest. That means a lot of different things: pool parties, beach trips, hiking, vacations, cruises, and much, much more. Basically, it means you’re going to see a lot of people wearing shorts.

If you’re not content to look like everyone else this summer, then you’re going to want to wear something different. And since a hot pair of pants on a 100-degree day aren’t an option, that means you have to find our style points elsewhere. And we have just the remedy: contrast color lining.

What is Contrast Color Lining?

Simply put, contrast color lining is when the lining of your shorts are made up of a contrasting colors, giving your pair of shorts a “pop” they wouldn’t otherwise have. You can check out all of our reversible shorts to see this effect in action:

  • Blue Reversible Shorts are equal parts khaki and wacky summer pool party; it’s the contrast between the two styles that makes this pair interesting.
  • Green Reversible Shorts show that contrast doesn’t have to mean dark and light—in fact, a contrast can actually highlight two colors in a similar color palette.
  • Light Blue Reversible Shorts may sound conservative. They’re anything but. One part Madras, another part tropical, these shorts are fun with plenty of color going on—without ever clashing.

Those are just a few examples of how you can use the power of contrasting color lining to create an outfit that stands out from the usual summer fare. But you don’t have to buy a pair of reversible shorts to achieve this look, either. Even traditional shorts can have little pops of contrast that make them stand out.

Finding Contrast Lining in Traditional Shorts

You might have noticed we’re a fan of Sahara Twill. Why? In a few words, because this particular makeup is ideal for light summer fun. But it also looks good. This pair of Sahara Twill Flat Front Shorts has one of the most subtle pieces of contrast you’ll find—the inner lining of the waist. it’s the little details that sometimes make one pair of shorts feel different from the rest.

If you don’t want to go that subtle, you can always use contrast in other ways. It might be a simple pair of shoes—pairing red shoes with blue shorts. It might be something as simple as a dark belt on a light pair of shorts. Whatever it is, make sure that you remember this idea of contrast when you construct your outfits this summer. Even if your contrast is light—such as matching khaki with white—look for the ways in which you can get the colors to pop by grounding them with a dark accessory or two, including something as simple as a brown bracelet.

Contrasting color lining in shorts isn’t just about looking different—it’s about taking the time to make sure that your outfit is every bit as confident as you are. And with cruises, vacations, hikes, parties, and beach trips on the horizon, now’s the time to get shopping.